Nelson Bay Attractions

With beautiful beaches, ocean views, and family friendly attractions, Nelson Bay is a centre for holidays in NSW.

Nelson Bay has become a popular site due to its seaside town culture and welcoming community. Situated at Port Stephens, Nelson Bay enjoys both panoramic ocean views and a bustling town life with ample shopping opportunities. Day trips to the beach, swimming in the ocean and interacting with the marine life are just some of the natural attractions the town has to offer. The town’s rich history and talented community are showcased in its historical sites, such as the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre, which provide intellectual stimulation for the lazy days.

The town’s breathtaking ocean views and friendly community makes it difficult to choose between Nelson Bay’s accommodation options, which range from resorts, hotels and self-contained lodges. The town is also renowned for its restaurant scene, with delicious meals and relaxing ambience creating a number of great dining options for visitors.

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  1. Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters

    Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters

    Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters are leaders in marine educations, conservation and fun. This unique experience is unmatched by any other location in the country. Visitors interact with marine...

  2. Gan Gan Hill Lookout

    Gan Gan Hill Lookout

    The Rotary Club of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens Council, and the State Government have recently upgraded the site to ensure that the Lookout reclaims its status as an iconic tourist attraction for...

  3. dAlbora Marinas Nelson Bay

    dAlbora Marinas Nelson Bay

    d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is located in the heart of Port Stephens, a picturesque bay, popular for holiday makers and boaties and is known as the 'dolphin capital' of Australia....

  4. Nelson Bay Golf Club

    Nelson Bay Golf Club

    Nelson Bay Golf Club is located in the bluewater wonderland of Port Stephens approximately 2.5 hours north of Sydney.

    The 27 hole championship bush course by the sea is set...

  5. Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park

    Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park

    The Marine Park extends from Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club near Forster south to Birubi Beach Life Saving Club at the northern end of Stockton Beach, through the offshore waters to three...

  6. Palms Golf Course

    Palms Golf Course

    The Palms Golf Course is located at Bobs Farm just down the road from Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, in a quiet rural location which is family friendly.

    The Palms Golf Course has a...

  7. Port Stephens Community Arts Centre

    Port Stephens Community Arts Centre

    Visit the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre to see an incredible range of artwork and special craft pieces reflecting the great skills of the region's artisans. They have a delightful weekend...

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